Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to a dependable, powerful weekend workhorse that lives up to it’s given name! In this installment, we’ll try and figure out what exactly we dragged home!
In our last installment of Banghift’s Project Power Laggin’ build, we introduced the Power Laggin’ in all its glory, and gave a bit of history on what these late 70’s Mopar trucks were all about. After rescuing it from the wilds of Central Maine in the dead of a cold New England winter, we immediately dug in to assess the purchase. In some ways, this thing is in great shape, and in others, well… we’ll let the pictures do the talking!
After assessing the state of the Power Laggin’, it became apparent that we’ll need to make some repairs before we can really have fun with it. As you can see, the wiring harness has been butchered in spots, essential gauges aren’t working, and it’s leaking enough oil to be declared a federal disaster area-on-wheels. The good news is that it’s still a running, driving, solid vintage rig, and we’re keeping at it as we roll along! As always, let us know how we are doing with this old rig in the comments section below!